Law and Society 9th edition provides an informative, balanced and comprehensive analysis of the interplay between law and society. This text presents an overview of the most advanced interdisciplinary and international research, theoretical advances, ongoing debates and controversies. It raises new levels of awareness on the structure and functions of law and legal systems and the principal players in the legal arena and their impact on our lives.
Serves as an undergraduate text in a one-term course on law and society, with chapters on major legal systems, theoretical perspectives, research methods, the organization of law, lawmaking, law and social control, dispute resolution, law and social change, and the legal profession. This sixth edition is in tune with global changes in legal systems, and offers new material on areas such as legal systems in Central and Eastern Europe, critical race theory, community policing in Japan, and trends in sentencing guidelines. Includes chapter summaries. The author is affiliated with Saint Louis University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)